CPI (M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, raised questions on the magistrate's action while his party colleague and former chief minister V S Achuthanandan alleged there were attempts to sabotage the deposition of Saritha Nair, the key accused, and wanted Kerala High Court to intervene and order a special probe.

BJP state general secretary, K Surendran said in Palakkad that High Court Vigilance should probe the action of the magistrate.

Addressing a public meeting in Kochi, Vijayan said Saritha wanted to tell the court something, but the magistrate had refused to hear and asked her to give a written complaint.

Turning down the plea of Saritha's lawyer to record her statement, the magistrate had on July 26 directed Superintendent of the Attakulangara jail where the accused is lodged, to permit her to prepare her written complaint, if any, and forward the same to the jurisdictional court.


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